Extramarital Sex During Separation


#1

In North Carolina, as long as you are still married, what he is trying to do is adultery, which is a crime in this state. You can stipulate it in the Agreement, but he would have to agree to the terms in order for it to be binding (and for him to sign it). It doesn’t sound like he’d agree to that. However, a criminal conversation action may be enough to stop whomever he might be having such a relationship with from continuing. See our website for more information.

Good luck,

Shonnese D. Stanback
Attorney
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#2

We are New Hanover residents separated in early Feb. My husband has an intimate, sexual, online relationship (webcam sex, ah, technology!) and is anxious to consumate it physically. It is my desire that we remain monogamous until the divorce. We have no children. Is there any legal way to force this issue? I want it stipulated in the serparation agreement if possible. Any chance?